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Not the Goo-oo-d Ship Lollypop, but perhaps the next best thing.
Carolyn headed for Hobart yesterday onboard the Spirit of Tasmania.
Check her out at stand B02 at Hobart's Craft and Quilt Show!
Posted on 26 June 2013 at 02:30 PM | Permalink
I thought I was seeing double when I saw this quilt on a blog yesterday!
It is so similar to a design of Carolyn's called Pure Charm.
On closer examination the 'links' between the framed charm squares are off centre. It's a nice touch and shows just how little difference there is between the traditional and the modern sometimes.
Below is Carolyn's,
and here is the 'Modern' quilt.
For some more great pictures like this one go to the blog Freshly Pieced at the link below. Modern works really well in reproduction fabrics and who knows where inspiration will come from.
Keeping you informed!
Posted on 23 June 2013 at 09:36 PM | Permalink
It occurs to me that Carolyn's descendants will have a wonderful legacy and it was this blog that made me realise it!
Please go have a look. This lady found not one but EIGHT beautiful antique quilts when cleaning out her grandma's house. The wedding ring quilt is to-die-for (see below) but so are the others.
Now pop over to Julie Ree's Blog and see some serious eye candy.
And if you think that is interesting this link to her photos on Flikr will blow you away!
Posted on 21 June 2013 at 12:57 PM | Permalink
Its always the best day to look in at Carolyn's because the Thursday girls work at a cracking pace!
Last weeks show and tell was no exception.
Robyn is progressing well with her version of Longbourne, started in a workshop with Katrina Hadjimichael, using this stunning print for the centre instead of applique.
Judy is well on her way with the Clamshell quilt begun with Irene Blanck. She is using her stash of blues with lovely results. Below is only half of what she has done!
And all done bar the binding, is Wanda's terrific version of Carolyn's Pure Charm design, commenced in a class with Shelley.
Posted on 19 June 2013 at 06:17 PM | Permalink
Just spotted this terrific blog Needles, Sticks and Hooks that looks a treat.
The author Deb has started Carolyn's George III Coverlet and shows her progress blocks.
She is doing a great job, on this as well as some other repro beauties.
If you want to get an idea of what is involved you can follow along!
Posted on 13 June 2013 at 01:52 PM | Permalink
For those lucky Sydney residents and visitors who can make it to the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair make sure you get to visit Carolyn at Stand K46.
For the rest of us here is a sneak peak at the show coming together!
And of course Carolyn's lovely creations.
I hope its a great show!
Lindy @ Carolyn's
Posted on 12 June 2013 at 11:48 AM | Permalink
Show and Tell is great therapy! I love to see the work others get done.
In the photo below, the quilt at the back was made by Carolyn many moons ago. It is delightfully crinkled from being loved.
Sitting on top at the left, is the beginnings of a lovely fresh remake by Shelley.
So simple and so lovely.
Next is Judy's rather spectacular Farmer's Wife Quilt. Just love how the plain sashings make the colours pop.
And Lorraine, in a rush to the stove with the unfinished top around her neck, managed to burn her project (big oops) and is now in mend-and-make-do mode. Her boys will be pleased when she is done!
Keep up the great work!
Posted on 11 June 2013 at 03:19 AM | Permalink
Carolyn made good use of her travel time to the Perth Craft and Quilt Show and the pile of George III blocks is growing.
Noelle has sent us a picture of her first George III block, and its a beauty.
The start of an amazing journey I'm sure!
Posted on 09 June 2013 at 08:34 AM | Permalink
The very popular PHD (Projects Half Done - for the uninitiated) will be held in June. Details as follows,
22nd/23rd June 2013
Saturday: 10.30am to midnight
Sunday: 10.30am to 3.30pm
$10 per day, plus $5 for pizzas Saturday night.
Bring a plate to share for lunch.
Lucky Door Prize!
Posted on 08 June 2013 at 04:43 AM | Permalink
Just a little eye candy for you - calorie free (or do we talk kilojoules now?) of course.
Apologies if my photography leaves a little to be desired.
Some very adaptable Paintbox Prints by Laundry Basket for Moda.
And some stunners called Wintergreen by 3 Sisters for Moda.
Slightly out of focus but this close up of the birds is all good.
Lastly there are some stunning reds in Esprit de Noel by French General for Moda.
Just a little food for thought!
Posted on 07 June 2013 at 05:32 AM | Permalink